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Old 10-29-2004, 05:27 PM   #1
compfreak221
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im a can some explain this to me?

i use redhat 9 and sometimes when i launch a rpm file to install something such as xboard the install process starts and it will get to the checking system dependencies and it will just disappear from the screen and it doesnt finish the install
 
Old 10-29-2004, 05:45 PM   #2
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Open a terminal

#rpm -ivh name_of_the_rpm.rpm [to install]

and post the output...
 
Old 10-29-2004, 05:46 PM   #3
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ok ill do that in a few mins
 
Old 10-29-2004, 05:53 PM   #4
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it says that -ivh is an invalid command

Last edited by compfreak221; 10-29-2004 at 05:55 PM.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 06:16 PM   #5
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that command shouldn't be invalid. you can also try "rpm -Uvh packagename". I am suprised at the number of people using Redhat 9, because it is now so dated and contained a lot of bugs in the package manager.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 06:22 PM   #6
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wait the first one works and it gives a bunch of options
 
Old 10-29-2004, 08:13 PM   #7
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well, it shouldn't give you a bunch of options, it should install the rpm and show you the progress of the installation.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 04:06 PM   #8
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wait no i got it and the output just says it needs "chessprogram" so at least i know what it is now
 
  


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